National Domestic Workers Alliance


Founded in 2007, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading voice for dignity, respect, and rights for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are immigrant women and women of color. NDWA is powered by 39 local, membership-based affiliate organizations of over 15,000 nannies, housekeepers and caregivers for the elderly located in 14 states, plus the District of Columbia. The Board of Directors is made up of majority domestic worker leaders, so that impactful decisions come from the communities we serve.

Through strategic development, leadership development and alliance building, NDWA seeks to build a vibrant and inclusive movement for equality and justice. NDWA’s programs include: local capacity building and leadership development; statewide policy campaigns to establish labor standards and enforce existing rights; national campaigns for culture change; national and international alliance-building; workforce development training; and research. In the next two years, we are developing a thick bench of deeply rooted, high-capacity organizers to provide national movement leadership, experimenting with sustainable and scalable organizing models, and continuing to win state-level labor protections for domestic workers. In our commitment to sustainable growth, NDWA regrants funds to affiliates for organizational capacity and development.

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